PC Miler: Open the Truck Route Map ™ Window

Next, let’s look at your route on a map:

1.  In the Map menu, select Frame > Route 1 to frame Route 1 on the map.

2.  Click the Map button on the toolbar to open the Truck Route Map window.  You can maximize or resize this window if you like.

Open Truck Route Map

3.  Select Legends from the Map menu and click on Road Legend to remove the checkmark from it. The Road Legend will disappear from the map. Try moving the Scale of Miles around: click on it and hold the mouse button down, then drag it to a new position.

4.  Use the Zoom In and Zoom Out buttons on the toolbar to adjust the zoom level.

Also try clicking the mouse on the map and dragging a box around an area to zoom in.  At Detail Level 11 of 18 (look at the title bar of the RouteMap window), fueling stations and other points of interest (POI) will appear.   At closer zoom levels, you can place the cursor over any POI to see its name:

or double‐click the POI to see the available address information:

5.  At Detail Level 13 of 18, local streets begin to appear.  When the cursor is placed on a street, a tooltip appears that tells you the range of addresses on that block or road segment:

6.   Use the More and Less toolbar buttons to adjust the level of detail on the map without affecting the zoom level. Keep clicking to see all the available settings.

The zoom level and detail level are displayed in the title bar of the RouteMap window. For example, “Detail Level 5 of 18 [+1]” means the zoom level is 5 and the detail level that can be changed from the toolbar is one level up from the default.

7.   Now select Map menu > Tooltips > Route Distance.  When this feature is turned on, if the cursor is placed at any point on a generated route on the map, a tooltip will appear that displays the distance from the origin and destination at that point:

8.   Use the right mouse Map menu to add more road labels to the map: click your right mouse button on the map and select Pick Label > Label Roads, then click on one or more unlabeled roads. To remove a label, click on it.

NOTE: In any mode, you can still use the mouse to drag a box around an area you wish to zoom in on.

Label Roads

9.   To shift your view of the map, you can select Pan > from the Map menu and choose a direction, or use the hidden scroll bar.

To activate the scroll bar, touch any edge of the map window with your cursor. Click on the scroll bar to move the map incrementally in the direction indicated by the middle arrow, or click and hold to pan. Scroll Bar with directional arrow

10.  For an alternate way to shift the view, select Map menu > Drag Map or the Drag Map button on the toolbar.   Then place your cursor on the map, hold down the left mouse button, and drag in any direction.

11.  Individual features such as stop names, cities, POI, roads, and road shields can be hidden from view on the map. Select Map menu > Features… .

In the Map Features dialog, features that are checked will be displayed.  All the listed features can be displayed or hidden.  Features in the top (scrollable) list can be raised or lowered to change the order in which they are drawn on the map (for example, raising “Routes” to the top of the list will draw routes on top of all other features, making them more visible).

12. Click Cancel to continue the Tutorial.

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